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Premier League as American Football Teams


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So this is my first attempt at any sort of concept, but I got bored a few days ago and decided I'd mess around with this. Full disclosure my design skills are probably lacking and logos will mostly be borrowed from existing badges or even potentially borrowed from NFL teams to some extent.

Simple enough idea (may have been done before) but I'm "American-Footballizing" the 20 premier league soccer teams.

This includes altering names around to be more American by using team nicknames and locations.

Teams will include:

London Gunners

Birmingham Villans

Cardiff Bluebirds

Chelsea Blues

Norwood Eagles

Everton Toffees

Fulham Cottagers

Hull Tigers

Liverpool Reds

Manchester Citizens

Manchester Red Devils

New Castle Magpies

Norwich Canaries

Southampton Saints

Stoke Potters

Sunderland Black Cats

Swansea Swans

Tottenham Spurs

West Bromwich Baggies

Upton Park Hammers

I'll do my best to hopefully creat some sort of balance between the existing soccer identies and making them look like a believable football team.

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Now this is my kind of series!

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It will always be difficult to maintain the soccer tradition and make a realistic football identity. As far as the names go you have pretty much done it correctly. Liverpool Toffees may not be taken very well by Everton fans. Everton is actually an area within Liverpool so could count as a place name - similar to Fulham being within London but also its own place.

As far as the uniforms go, the first three are great and capture the teams identity correctly whilst being believable football uniforms. The dragon on the Cardiff uniform seems forced, although it is relevant given the rebrand to the 'Red Dragons'. A suitable alternative may be the flag of St David which featured heavily in the old crests for Cardiff City FC.

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All in all, not much wrong here in my view. Can't wait to see the Tot-ten-ham Spurs!

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Now this is my kind of series!

sudeikis_640_408_s_c1_c_t_0_0.jpg

It will always be difficult to maintain the soccer tradition and make a realistic football identity. As far as the names go you have pretty much done it correctly. Liverpool Toffees may not be taken very well by Everton fans. Everton is actually an area within Liverpool so could count as a place name - similar to Fulham being within London but also its own place.

As far as the uniforms go, the first three are great and capture the teams identity correctly whilst being believable football uniforms. The dragon on the Cardiff uniform seems forced, although it is relevant given the rebrand to the 'Red Dragons'. A suitable alternative may be the flag of St David which featured heavily in the old crests for Cardiff City FC.

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All in all, not much wrong here in my view. Can't wait to see the Tot-ten-ham Spurs!

thanks for the advice with Everton. Wasn't aware of it being a unique neighborhood, especially with both stadiums being so close.

I agree I'm not huge on how Cardiff turned out, but I felt their had to at least be some red in there... didn't want to commit to a Red Scheme though with the nickname Bluebirds so I went against their new branding.

also I can't believe Ted Lasso didn't cross my mind when I started making these! :P

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next up:

Chelsea Blues

(Chelsea)

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I was debating on adding a splash of red here, but the place it would best fit would be the center stripe on the helmet and I decided it would make them too close to the Giants, so I scrapped it and went with a simple blue/white color scheme.

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Norwood Eagles

(Crystal Palace)

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I had a lot of fun making this one...obviously Crystal Palace's name by nature needed a big change to be "Americanized" I debated back and forth on calling them London, Norwood or South Norwood, and finally decided on plain Norwood. The helmet is obviously Eagles inspired and fortunately for me the wings on their New Logo made it fairly easy mimic. I did my best to strike a balance between Red and Blue to mimic their soccer look.

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Looks rad but you cannot slap the "Birmingham" moniker on Aston Villa.

Any suggestions for an alternative geographic name?
Well I didn't mean to say I had a better idea, just pointing out that "Birmingham" typically refers to Birmingham City. The two clubs/cultures share a mutual animosity as far as I can tell.

In terms of placenames, they were founded in the ward of Aston, so "Aston Villans" could work. Sounds a bit awkward, but in keeping with the spirit of the concept.

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Everton Toffees

(Everton)

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I was a little conflicted here with how much yellow to use in this set.... I opted for the yellow numbers mainly to create seperation from all the other blue teams in the league. I was originally thinking white numbers but felt it would end up too close to Chelsea... The white pants hopefully maintain enough of an "Everton" look. Also for the helmet logo, I used the existing unpopular new logo, but I distorted the image to make the tower look narrower and more in line with the previous logo.

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Fulham Cottagers

(Fulham)

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For Fulham I conveniently was able to remove the leading F and repurposed the back two from meaning "football club" to now standing for "Fulham Cottagers" I also reangled the letters here as I felt the angle they were originally on didn't work too well with a football helmet. The black and white stripes on the the sleeves mirror their existing shield logo a bit.

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